Some 45 people donned their finest Harris Tweed outfits for a cycle ride around Stornoway,
in what is now becoming an annual event.
Similar bike rides with tweed-adorned riders are held all over the world, including
England, Russia and Japan.
Organiser, Catherine Maclean, from An Lanntair arts centre said it seem such an obvious
event to stage since “we are in the land of Harris Tweed.”
Harris Tweed bike rides are popular worldwide and “we thought we should have one
here on the island.
“The first year was so successful and such a nice event so we carried it on. Now
it has grown year on year.”
Harris Tweed is a distinctive signature icon locally which is “immensely important
for the islands and it is great for us to celebrate that in a fun way,” added Ms
Best dressed adult rider, Barbara Ziehm, was presented with a Tour de France-style
yellow jumper - knitted from Harris wool, the yarn used in weaving the famous textile
- for her stylish Harris Tweed cycle helmet.
Alice Reid, 6, from Stornoway was awarded the prize of a white coloured Harris wool
jumper for being the best turned-out youngster.